The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance identifying the following male wanted for questioning in connection to a kidnapping within the confines of the 47 Precinct in Bronx.

Details are as follows.

It was reported to the police that on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at approximately 0200 hours, officers chased two individuals into a deli located at 1724 Bussing Avenue. While the officers were searching the store for the two individuals a 35 year old store employee allowed them access to the basement area. When the officers entered the basement they discovered a 49 year old male who stated he had been held against his will for the past three days.

During the course of the investigation the victim claimed that on September 07, 2019 at approximately 1930 hours while in the vicinity of E. 234 Street and White Plains Road, he was approached by four known individuals who forcibly grabbed him and placed him into a dark colored sedan that was parked in front of the location. The four individuals then drove the victim to the deli’s basement where he was bound and beaten about the head and torso.

After the victim was discovered EMS responded to the scene but the victim refused medical attention.

The 35-year-old, male, Black individual (store employee) wanted for questioning is described as follows:

Richard Millwood

He is described as approximately 5’10” tall and 200 lbs. He was last seen wearing all dark clothing.

Pursuant to the investigation the following suspect was arrested and charged on Wednesday, September 11, 2019:

Arrested:

Rinthia Gifford
1724 Bussing Avenue
Bronx, NY 10466

Charges:

  • assault
  • kidnapping
  • unlawful imprisonment
  • CPW
  • menacing
  • harassment

There are no photos or video currently of the other two male individuals being sought at this time.

A surveillance photograph of the suspect is attached and available at DCPI.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD‘s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1800577TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 188857PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers‘ website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All tips will be kept strictly confidential.

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